Read This Story and Get Happier (What you learn in Yale’s popular course on happiness)The Cut, May 28, 2018

In the face of an epidemic of unhappiness, Professor Santos decided to design a course in “positive psychology” that has become the most popular course at Yale. Some interesting insights: Many of our priorities around happiness are completely erroneous; our minds are very good at persuading us to follow intuitions about happiness that turn out to be entirely wrong; nearly everything we think will make us happier won’t because nearly everything we’re likely to list (more money, a different home, a better job) is some circumstantial change… A rather long but a fascinating and necessary read!

 

Living in a Small Town Could Be the Key to HappinessWorld Economic Forum, May 25, 2018

New research shows a striking association between population density—the concentration of people in a given area—and happiness.

 

That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong? The New York Times, June 13, 2018

A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the landmark Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has come under fire and has been re-analyzed, with the same result: A Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by about 30 percent in those at high risk.

 

Your Multivitamins Aren’t Helping You Live LongerQuartz, May 29, 2018

We don’t need multivitamin pills to fill in any nutritional gaps according to…..?

 

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs SleepThe New York Times, May 23, 2018

When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.

 

A Striking Stat:

Antarctica’s ice is melting three times faster than we thought—tripling in the last five years, with more than 200 billion tons of ice now flooding into oceans annually.

Source: Leeds University study, June 2018

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